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Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
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Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
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Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 149, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.166, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.894, h-index: 76)
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J. of Hip Preservation Surgery     Open Access  
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J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
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Journal Cover European Heart Journal
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  • Managing aortic stenosis with TAVI or surgery: risk assessement and
           long-term outcome
    • Authors: Lüscher T.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • David Holmes MD FACC
    • Authors: Ozkan J.
      Abstract: David Holmes is Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. His interests include acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, restenosis, and vascular biology. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in many significant clinical trials. He has also served in the US Navy at the National Naval Medical Center, MD, USA. In 2011, he was elected President of the American College of Cardiology.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • The EuroCTO Club Anniversary meeting
    • Authors: Galassi A.
      Abstract: The 10-year Anniversary celebrated at the University of Zurich ‘where it all began’, during the 6th European Live Summit on Retrograde CTO Revascularization 
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Ferrara II
    • Authors: Ferrari R; Guardigli G.
      Abstract: This second article in the Ferrara prevention series discusses how history has shaped the city to focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease 
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • New from ESC: ESC Journals Twitter
    • Authors: Ladeiras-Lopes R.
      Abstract: The field of Cardiovascular Medicine is a fast-growing and ever-changing field! We want to help you get all the evidence you need, as well as sharing it with your peers. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journals family is now present on Twitter (@ESC_journals). Follow us! Here you’ll find fresh, engaging, and relevant journal content.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Training the next generation of cardiovascular leaders in health policy
           and economics
    • Authors: Naci H; Kirchhof P, Vahanian A, et al.
      Abstract: The recent history of cardiovascular medicine is a remarkable success story. Since the early 1970 s, total cardiovascular mortality in Europe and the USA declined on average 50% for both men and women.1 In the UK alone, approximately 70 000 deaths were prevented or postponed between 1980 and 2000.2 Although this decline started approximately 25 years later in Eastern European countries, cardiovascular mortality in Eastern Europe has also been steadily decreasing since the 1990 s.3
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Successful transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation in a patient
           having a chronic type A aortic dissection
    • Authors: Schulz E; Beiras-Fernandez A, Rohsbach U, et al.
      Abstract: A 74-year old lady presented to our outpatient clinic with dyspnoea on exertion and fatigue after surgical aortic valve replacement with a 21 mm Medtronic Hancock II prosthesis in 2013. Transthoracic echocardiography showed premature prosthesis degeneration with severe aortic stenosis (peak pressure gradient (PG) 79 mmHg, mean pressure gradient (MPG) 48 mmHg; Figure A) due to immobilization of 2 leaflets (former right coronary and non-coronary cusps, Supplementary materialSupplementary material online, VideoS1), so that a screening for transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation was initiated. An electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated, multi-slice high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a chronic dissection of the ascending aorta (Stanford type A dissection, Figure B) as a random finding most likely associated with the previous heart surgery for aortic valve replacement. Since a polytetrafluoroethylene coating of the ascending aorta was performed previously and due to the circumscribed, chronic dissection, the heart team decision recommended a transcatheter aortic valve implantation as a valve-in-valve procedure. In this particular patient, an Evolut R 23 mm prosthesis was preferred for two considerations: (i) the supra-annular design will yield lower residual gradients in this small anatomy (Hancock II 21 mm prosthesis with a true inner diameter of 16.5 mm) and (ii) the flexible, small-sized (14F) delivery system with a smooth surface that allows to navigate through the dissected ascending aorta with a low risk of mechanical injury. During the procedure, all catheters were advanced with care and guided by real-time 3D CT—fluoroscopy fusion imaging (HeartNavigator 3.0). Proper position of all catheters in the true lumen was confirmed by repeated contrast injections (Figure C). In order to facilitate navigating through the ascending aorta with the valve delivery system, a pigtail catheter with a Lunderquist guidewire inside was placed in the bulbus aortae (non-coronary cusp) and kept under gentle forward push (Figure D). This manoeuver aimed to move the dissection membrane to the outer curve of the aorta, so that the risk of an interaction with the chronic dissection or even a propagation of the latter by the valve delivery system was kept to a minimum. 3D CT—fluoroscopy fusion imaging helped to identify the true lumen at the inner curve of the ascending aorta while advancing the catheter (Figure E; Supplementary materialSupplementary material online, VideoS2). After one recapture manoeuver due to a too ventricular position, the Evolut R prosthesis was deployed in an optimal valve position (Supplementary materialSupplementary material online, VideosS3 and S4). Angiography of the bulbus aortae as well as transoesophageal echocardiography showed no aortic regurgitation (Figure F; Supplementary materialSupplementary material online, VideoS5) and invasive recordings documented an excellent haemodynamic result (peak-to-peak gradient down to 9 mmHg from previously 61 mmHg, Figure G). The patient was extubated immediately after the procedure, clinical assessment on the intensive care unit showed no neurological abnormalities. A CT scan on the next day ruled out any significant change or propagation of the chronic type A dissection (Figure H). After rapid recovery, the patient was discharged home on Day 7 after the procedure.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a mechanical-expandable
           device: when perfection is hung on a ‘wire’
    • Authors: Tamburino C; Barbanti M.
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Safety and efficacy of a repositionable and fully retrievable aortic valve used in routine clinical practice: the RESPOND study’†, by V. Falk et al., on page 3359.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
  • Thrombo-embolic prevention after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    • Authors: Vranckx P; Windecker S, Welsh R, et al.
      Abstract: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a valuable treatment alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement among patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis at increased surgical risk. The rapid technological evolution from early to current-generation TAVI systems with low-profile delivery catheters, bioprosthetic valves with proven midterm durability, and improved positioning and retrieval features have made important contributions to the widespread clinical use of this minimal invasive therapy. Although peri-procedural and long-term thrombotic and bleeding events after TAVI remain a relevant concern, the optimal antithrombotic strategy and duration to mitigate these risks remain unclear. This review provides an overview of recent insights in this field, and highlights current and future antithrombotic trials focusing on optimizing outcomes in patients undergoing TAVI.
      PubDate: 2017-07-25
  • Staging classification of aortic stenosis based on the extent of cardiac
    • Authors: Généreux P; Pibarot P, Redfors B, et al.
      Abstract: AimsIn patients with aortic stenosis (AS), risk stratification for aortic valve replacement (AVR) relies mainly on valve-related factors, symptoms and co-morbidities. We sought to evaluate the prognostic impact of a newly-defined staging classification characterizing the extent of extravalvular (extra-aortic valve) cardiac damage among patients with severe AS undergoing AVR.Methods and resultsPatients with severe AS from the PARTNER 2 trials were pooled and classified according to the presence or absence of cardiac damage as detected by echocardiography prior to AVR: no extravalvular cardiac damage (Stage 0), left ventricular damage (Stage 1), left atrial or mitral valve damage (Stage 2), pulmonary vasculature or tricuspid valve damage (Stage 3), or right ventricular damage (Stage 4). One-year outcomes were compared using Kaplan–Meier techniques and multivariable Cox proportional hazards models were used to identify 1-year predictors of mortality. In 1661 patients with sufficient echocardiographic data to allow staging, 47 (2.8%) patients were classified as Stage 0, 212 (12.8%) as Stage 1, 844 (50.8%) as Stage 2, 413 (24.9%) as Stage 3, and 145 (8.7%) as Stage 4. One-year mortality was 4.4% in Stage 0, 9.2% in Stage 1, 14.4% in Stage 2, 21.3% in Stage 3, and 24.5% in Stage 4 (Ptrend < 0.0001). The extent of cardiac damage was independently associated with increased mortality after AVR (HR 1.46 per each increment in stage, 95% confidence interval 1.27–1.67, P < 0.0001).ConclusionThis newly described staging classification objectively characterizes the extent of cardiac damage associated with AS and has important prognostic implications for clinical outcomes after AVR.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
  • Standardized definitions of structural deterioration and valve failure in
           assessing long-term durability of transcatheter and surgical aortic
           bioprosthetic valves: a consensus statement from the European Association
           of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) endorsed by the
           European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for
           Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
    • Authors: Capodanno D; Petronio A, Prendergast B, et al.
      Abstract: Transcatheter aortic valve implantationSurgical aortic valve replacementDurabilityLong-term outcomesStructural valve deteriorationBioprosthetic valve failureBioprosthetic valve dysfunction
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
  • Aortic valve replacement in younger patients
    • Authors: Whitlock R; McClure G, Eikelboom J.
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Mechanical aortic valve replacement in non-elderly adults: meta-analysis and microsimulation’†, by N.M. Korteland et al., on page 3370.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
  • Safety and efficacy of a repositionable and fully retrievable aortic valve
           used in routine clinical practice: the RESPOND Study
    • Authors: Falk V; Wöhrle J, Hildick-Smith D, et al.
      Abstract: AimsRESPOND is a prospective, open-label, single-arm study evaluating the outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the repositionable and fully retrievable Lotus Valve used in routine clinical practice for the treatment of patients with aortic valve stenosis.Methods and resultsRESPOND enrolled 1014 patients at sites across Europe, New Zealand, and Latin America; 996 patients received a Lotus Valve (mean age: 80.8 years; 50.8% female; Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 6.0 ± 6.9). Repositioning was attempted in 29.2% of patients, with 99% success. The rate of all-cause mortality in the intent-to-treat population at 30 days (primary endpoint) was 2.6% (P < 0.001 vs. pre-specified performance goal). Thirty-day clinical follow-up was completed for 97.3% of patients. Among patients who received a Lotus Valve, the 30-day overall and disabling stroke rates were 3.0% and 2.2%, respectively. The 30-day permanent pacemaker implantation rate was 30.0% in all patients, and 34.6% in pacemaker-naïve patients. Echocardiographic data at baseline and pre-discharge were assessed by an independent core laboratory. Mean aortic valve gradient declined from 37.7 ± 15.2 mmHg at baseline to 10.8 ± 4.6 mmHg at hospital discharge (P < 0.001). Aortic valve area increased from 0.7 ± 0.2 cm2 at baseline to 1.8 ± 0.4 cm2 at discharge (P < 0.001). At hospital discharge, paravalvular leak (PVL) was absent or trace in 92% of patients; no patients had severe PVL, 0.3% of patients exhibited moderate PVL, and 7.7% of patients had mild PVL. Clinical follow-up in RESPOND will extend to 5 years.ConclusionThe results of RESPOND confirm the safety and efficacy of TAVI with the Lotus Valve in routine clinical practice.Trial #NCT 02031302.
      PubDate: 2017-06-22
  • Mechanical aortic valve replacement in non-elderly adults: meta-analysis
           and microsimulation
    • Authors: Korteland N; Etnel J, Arabkhani B, et al.
      Abstract: AimsTo support decision-making regarding prosthetic valve selection in non-elderly adults, we aim to provide a detailed overview of outcome after contemporary mechanical aortic valve replacement (AVR).Methods and resultsA systematic review was conducted for papers reporting clinical outcome after AVR with bileaflet mechanical valves with a mean patient age ≥18 and ≤55 years, published between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2015. Through meta-analysis outcomes were pooled and entered into a microsimulation model to calculate (event-free) life expectancy and lifetime event risk. Twenty-nine publications, encompassing a total of 5728 patients with 32 515 patient-years of follow-up (pooled mean follow-up: 5.7 years), were included. Pooled mean age at surgery was 48.0 years. Pooled early mortality risk was 3.15% (95% confidence interval (CI):2.37–4.23), late mortality rate was 1.55%/year (95%CI:1.25–1.92); 38.7% of late deaths were valve-related. Pooled thromboembolism rate was 0.90%/year (95%CI:0.68–1.21), major bleeding 0.85%/year (95%CI:0.65–1.12), nonstructural valve dysfunction 0.39%/year (95%CI:0.21–0.76), endocarditis 0.41%/year (95%CI:0.29–0.57), valve thrombosis 0.14%/year (95%CI:0.08–0.25), structural valve deterioration 0.00%/year (zero events observed), and reintervention 0.51%/year (95%CI:0.37–0.71), mostly due to nonstructural valve dysfunction and endocarditis. For a 45-year-old, for example, this translated to an estimated life expectancy of 19 years (general population: 34 years) and lifetime risks of thromboembolism, bleeding and reintervention of 18%, 15%, and 10%, respectively.ConclusionThis study demonstrates that outcome after mechanical AVR in non-elderly adults is characterized by suboptimal survival and considerable lifetime risk of anticoagulation-related complications, but also reoperation. Non-elderly adult patients who are facing prosthetic valve selection are entitled to conveyance of evidence-based estimates of the risks and benefits of both mechanical and biological valve options in a shared decision-making process.
      PubDate: 2017-05-10
  • Yacoub procedure to treat giant pulmonary artery aneurysm
    • Authors: Franciosi G; Trunfio R, Ferrari E, et al.
      Abstract: The Jacoub technique for surgical management of a giant pulmonary artery (PA) aneurysm, has never been reported before.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01
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